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“Just OK for lunch - not very authentic”
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Star of India
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

We had lunch at Star of India on a Tuesday afternoon. It was quite busy with the lunch crowd. There is no table service... you stand in a long line to pay (less than 100 SEK if I recall) and get to choose one entree that comes with rice, naan, a soft drink and a small salad bar. My channa was very bland and only vaguely reminiscent of Indian flavours I am used to. My partner had chicken and reported a similar lack of zing. The rice and naan were freshly prepared and tasty. The salad bar is very basic but allows you to get some greens! The lime pickle in a bowl at the table was welcome - it helped liven up the food. Seating is reasonably comfortable with several tables/booths available overlooking the street. Overall, you get a filling meal for a reasonable price, but surely there are better options in Gothenburg for an authentic Indian meal.

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Thank jameskul
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Reviewed 24 May 2014

While the restaurant had a large room, it was nearly empty on a Thursday evening. The menu was similar to that of Indian eateries in England with mainly Europeanized dishes.

The vegetable curry with naan bread was not bad with fresh bits of cauliflower and potatoes, but bland, even though I had requested to make the dish very spicy. Perhaps it was spicy up to Swedish standards.

Service was OK. The bill came to little less than 200 SEK including a glass of mineral water and a glass of Falcon Export (an average Swedish pale lager).

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1  Thank Venneper
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Reviewed 1 April 2014

Good food. But no spice. Would expect Indian food to be hoter! Service was OK. But it was all a bit in a rush. Fast orders etc... But in our case, 6 in the afternoon, and with a 11 month baby being not super-happy, it was a good experience. And the low price was a plus.

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Thank Joarusjka
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Reviewed 22 February 2014

Was at Star of India for lunch. The restaurant is centrally located, just 200 metres from the train station. And interiors are 'indian in style' with soft indian music playing. Comfortable seating and rather crowded during lunch time.

I tried the lunch offer. You choose a curry and you get naan bread, some saffron rice and the curry served on a plate. The salad bar has few salads to pick from and each table has some pickles to go with it. I chose tandoori chicken curry. Was not impressed. Essentially a gravy with an overdoze of tomato puree, red in colour, with a piece of chicken. That was it. Did neither taste right nor taste good.

Might go again when proximity to the station is the key (as in being very hungry and only 45 minutes left to catch the train). Not when 'taste' of food is the key criteria.

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Thank AnoopPV
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Reviewed 18 January 2014

Location is just near to our hotel but we will never go to that place. Hotel staff was really very rude. Food Taste was just OK. Not worth to visit.

Thank Vikas30aug
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